One of the most exciting periods of time in the new home building process is when your new home begins construction. Buyers are filled with excitement to see the design they chose along with all of their selections and upgrades transform into a place where they will spend time with their family and begin to make special memories. Often, buyers want to check in to see how things are progressing on the building of their new home. There are several things to keep in mind that will make for a smooth and worry-free experience when visiting your building site.
Building a Home from Scratch
Homebuilding is the one of the few things where many hands touch the product, and each home is truly built “from scratch” and by hand. A reputable builder has good trade management skills that allow many different contractors, each with their special part in building your new home, to work harmoniously to complete the finished project. This involves expert scheduling and time management skills to make sure everything comes together on time and budget. There are always things beyond the builder’s control that can truly throw a wrench into things such as back ordering of product, weather conditions and trade availability. The community project manager works diligently to maintain a clean and organized work site and monitor all of the work and progress of the new home.
Check with Your Salesperson
You should check with your salesperson as to when the builder allows you to visit your new home under construction. Many times, it simply may not be safe to walk through at certain stages, and also things like staining of wood floors, installation of staircases, pouring of concrete and so on can be disturbed by someone excitedly walking through. Also, trades that are onsite may be interrupted to answer questions, they lose valuable work time as well as engaging in communication that is not documented or agreed upon between buyer and builder.
Most importantly, there are many times that buyers may get confused as to something seeming or looking different than what they selected. Most times, the item may not be installed until a later time, even if it seems to a buyer that it should have been in place already. All questions that arise should always be directed to the salesperson or the project manager, and all changes to the build must always be documented on a change order with all parties signing and acknowledging the change or different selection installation. The same applies to something the buyer has now decided to add or delete as they see their new home take shape. The builder and their staff welcome the buyers to visit and monitor their new home build as it is one of the most exciting times throughout the process, however, following the established guidelines for site visitation will ensure top notch communication and an enjoyable experience.
Whether you want to start from scratch or want a move-in ready home, Petros Homes is at your service. Visit our website or give us a call to learn more about our available options.